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Western Isles Travel Guide: 144 reviews and 539 photos


Our first visit to Scotland was to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute during the summer of 1996 on a week's coach tour. We spent the first half of the week here and then moved up to Strathpeffer which is not far from Inverness.

Rothesay is quite an interesting place and I can imagine it being very popular in the Victorian era.

We spent one day just touring the whole of the island which is very beautiful indeed.

Looking to the mainland

We stayed at the Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay which is only a few minutes walk from the centre of the town. This is a view from the promenade.

Spectacular weather

The weather in Scotland is as spectacular as its scenery. In the space of one day you can have sunshine, rain, inevitable mist, gales etc. and the weather does change ever so quickly.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Spectacular, dramatic scenery
  • Cons:The weather can sometimes be unkind
  • In a nutshell:Must be seen to be believed
  • Last visit to Western Isles: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    A good page on a place I have long wanted to visit. fergy.

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2006 at 6:28 AM

    A lovely part of the world indeed.

  • andrea.d's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2004 at 2:59 PM

    Nice page and beautiful pics! :)

  • babar_1's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2004 at 2:16 AM

    Lovely page of a beautiful town. Happy travelling in 2004:o))

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2003 at 4:46 AM

    Sandra, you make me want to pack my bag & go tomorrow (even though it will be Xmas Day!) Sounds & looks so lovely. Thanks!

  • Nov 10, 2003 at 5:09 AM

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics--those gardens look stunning!--and truly helpful tips. I'd never thought of this as a destination but now you've changed my mind. Thanks!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2003 at 4:48 PM

    a lovely page and great pics ! This interesting place is still missing on my Scot-map !


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